At least 80 people were killed in the Baghdad area on Tuesday when bomb attacks, the biggest of which was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group, hit five districts in and around the Iraqi capital.
The death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen to 350, government officials said Monday, as rescuers raced to find survivors amid widespread destruction along the country's north-western Pacific coast.
Japan was struggling to send food and water to the southern island of Kyushu on Monday after two powerful earthquakes there killed at least 43 people and forced about 100,000 to leave their homes, local media reported.
Rescuers were digging through the rubble of collapsed houses to find survivors after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, killing at least 32 people and injuring more than 2,000, local media reported.
At least 19 people died and more than 1,000 were injured in a magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu early Saturday, while a series of aftershocks rattled the region, authorities said.
A series of terrorist attacks in Brussels left 34 people dead and almost 200 injured on Tuesday, local media reported, with the Belgian capital under lockdown as authorities rushed to secure other sites and hunt down the perpetrators.
Two dozen people were killed on Tuesday in terrorist attacks that targeted the airport and a subway station in Brussels, with the Belgian capital under lockdown as authorities rushed to secure other sites.
Turkey escalated Monday its conflict with the armed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) following an attack in Ankara which killed 37 people, though officials stopped short of fully pinnning blame for the car bombing on the armed group.
The final estimate of the death toll from clashes between Tunisian security forces and insurgents in the southern city of Begardene a day ago is 55, Tunisian Premier Habib Essid said in a press conference Tuesday.
Rescuers said Thursday that 60 people were confirmed dead in the ruins of the 17-storey Weiguan Jinlong apartment building that collapsed in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan in Saturday's 6.4-magnitude earthquake.
Nine people are dead and two are still missing after the head-on collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany, police said Tuesday, adding that two train drivers were very likely among the casualties.
The death toll from the attack on a mobile checkpoint in Arish, capital of restive North Sinai province, has risen to seven policemen after two conscripts died Thursday morning of their injuries, a security source told dpa.